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    I am wondering if/whether he will come or not

    I am wondering if/whether he will come or not.

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    It is said ' if ' is a misuse here. Only 'whether' is correct, for it is set for 'whether.... or not'. Is my understanding right? Thank you.

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    Re: I am wondering if/whether he will come or not

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Is my understanding right? Yes, it is.
    Look here, there are interesting explanations and tests.

    Grammar Lesson - The difference between whether and if

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    Re: I am wondering if/whether he will come or not

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    I am wondering if/whether he will come or not.

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    It is said ' if ' is a misuse here. Only 'whether' is correct, for it is set for 'whether.... or not'. Is my understanding right? Thank you.
    Personally, I'd prefer 'I am wondering whether he will come' tout sec, but opinions, I know, differ.

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    Re: I am wondering if/whether he will come or not

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Look here, there are interesting explanations and tests.

    Grammar Lesson - The difference between whether and if
    Very helpful.

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